Horrabridge At War, an exhibition of village memories and an example of village can-do, stretching over 100 years, is ready to open tomorrow morning (Sat. Nov. 3) and will be open to 8pm and then from 9-6 on Sunday – in the parish hall, opposite London Inn. Small contributions will be asked for towards preservation of the  village roll of honour, normally kept in the church, which will be the heart of the exhibition.

Jessica Moore delivered some mannequins from Plymouth Art College and tried on a 21st Century fighting man’s helmet.

RM Colour Sergeant Ian Mulholland drove the exhibition from idea to actuality with his crew from the village Combined Service Group and help from the Fitzsimmons family and others. In the background are poppy drawings which started with handprints from children at Horrabridge School.

Sharon Riggs, wearing a pith hat from RM tropical dress uniform

Paul Fisher, retired Horrabridge builder and former shipyard technician, with a small sample of his hobby work – battleship HMS Vanguard, laid down late 1940s and scrapped in 1960; a landing craft used in the Falklands War; and, part-hidden, a Fairmile B motor launch, used in WW2

Jessica Moore gets used to her new hat …

Thanks for these pictures to Maxwell Law, new village resident and top-class cameraman. See more of his work, or book him for yours, at


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